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  1. #1
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    Default Lightweight suits

    okay ya'll I'm pretty sure this has been discussed on here before but has or does anyone use the south american suit that GloryBee Foods sells.Theres a picture of one on page 64 of the 2007/2008 catalog.What I need to know is it really pretty much sting proof and as cool wearing as it's claimed?Also it says to order a coupla sizes bigger,how much bigger did you have to order.I"m 5'6",205 lbs.About a 48/50 blazer/suit jacket size.

  2. #2
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    Auburn, AL USA
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    I like my Brazilian half-suit.

    I bought one a year or so ago. I like mine alot. It has a hole you can pass a straw through to take a water break while still wearing the suit. I have the half-suit and the gloves. It's two layers of mesh. I've never been stung through the suit or gloves. I would buy another one. You can feel the breeze through the mesh. I'll never wear another heavy cotton suit again. It's a little stiff when it first arrives, but I had my wife wash it in some fabric softener.

    Will

  3. #3
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    Jun 2007
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    Statesboro, Georgia, USA
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    Question

    btr568:
    Could post the item number of the bee suit you are talking about? I looked on the internet but GloryBee has dozens & dozens of bee suits and I did not know which one you are talking about!

    Thank you
    Charles

  4. #4
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    my bad guys it's the Brazilian suit,yeah I know it's a little pricey

  5. #5
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    See http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?p=297279

    That thread talks about GloryBee dropping it.

  6. #6
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    Aug 2002
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    Sad Got my doubts

    I moved two hives tonight. Used my brazilian suit. All my bees are on small cell. Had 5-7 bees with me inside the veil. I believe I now know the reason why they are phasing out the suit.

  7. #7
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    Email MagnetMan. I'm living in his suit this year.

  8. #8
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    Aug 2002
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    Auburn, AL USA
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    Overall still a good suit

    I moved and worked another hive last night in the dark with suit and LED. Looks like the suit is a little loose fitting around my waist. That's where the bees are entering and crawling up my body into the veil. I need to sew in a cinch type drawstring and I believe that will solve the problem. Overall, I'm still happy with the half-suit.

  9. #9
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    Oct 2007
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    LOL WILL,I finally got to see a pic of the half suit(it ain't in the catalog)on their website.I was mainly looking at the full suit,next year I'm putting a bunch of hives in a 40,000 acre swamp,what I'd really like to know is it skitter proof too!Like bees,expect to be stung,But I really hate a skitter

  10. #10
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    Aug 2002
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    Auburn, AL USA
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    Big Grin

    I have some bees down at my in-law's farm in SW GA. They got skeeters down there bigger than honeybees! Most of the time the bees are the least of my worries. Seem to have been blown up several years back with the hurricanes. Skeeters don't get in the suit, but the danged gnats do!

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